The great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.

With regard to the choice of friends, there is little to say; for a friend is never chosen. A secret sympathy, the attraction of a thousand nameless qualities, a charm in the expression of the countenance, even in the voice or manner, a similarity of circumstances----these are the things that begin attachment.
     -Anna Letitia Barbauld, 18th century writer

Love deeply and passionately. You may get hurt but this is the only way to live life at its fullest!

In much wisdom is much grief, and he had increaseth his knowledge increase his sorrow also!
     -anonymous (mid century)

If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting but I would decline. For life would no longer teach me anything.
     -Allyson Jones

Love that lives in the heart cannot be so easily terminated by time, even though the encounter is brief. Its impression shall last a life time. No one can change the direction of love that lives in the heart. If you have loved, then it itself is the answer.

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow a mystery
Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present!
Live and savour every moment.

After a while, you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't mean security, and you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child, and you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans. And futures have a way of falling down in midflight.
After a while, you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong, and you really do have worth and you learn and learn, with every goodbye you learn.
     -Veronica A Shoffstall


Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
     -Alexander Smith, Scottish poet (1830-1867)

There is but one genuine love-potion---consideration.
     -Menander, Greek playwright (342-292 B.C.)

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
     -Robert Frost, American poet (1874-1963)

To fear love is to fear life.
     -Bertrand Russell, English mathematician and philosopher (1872-1970)


The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
     -W. Somerset Maugham, English writer (1874-1965)

Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned...
     -William Butler Yeats, Irish poet and dramatist (1865-1939)

The loving are the daring.
     -Bayard Taylor, American writer (1825-1878)


To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven
     -Karen Sunde (1942) American actor-playwright

Where love reigns, the impossible may be attained
     -Indian proverb

Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited
     -Duke Ellington (1899-1974) American bandleader

Wine comes in at the mouth; love comes in through the eye
     -Henri Matisse (1869-1954) French artist

Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing to explain it
     -Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) Hindu poet

When you love someone, all your saved up wishes start coming out
     -Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) Irish writer

Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough
     -P.A.C. de Beaumarchais (1732-1799) French playwright

Love conquers all things
     -Virgil (70-19 B.C.) Roman poet

Love is selfless, giving is the greatest pleasure of all.
     -Alice Lui, Chinese musician